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You may find yourself frequently using «print» to simply print a variable, without alteration. «print» has a convenient shorthand form for this single case: you simply omit the word “print”, leaving just the variable within the angle brackets. For instance, «print $beers» can become simply «$beers».
This allows you to write Twine stories in a “template” style:
Your superior officer approaches. "<<$name>>, you've done a fine job. No, a superlative job. <<$species>> like you have no place on this cruel Earth, that rewards only greed and selfishness."
Note: you can only perform this shorthand form using variables! You cannot, for instance, write «visited()».